BJP bigwigs including Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis, Ashish Shelar and other strongly condemned the attack and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the attack.
Pawar handled the home department of the state earlier and therefore he takes a keen interest in all these developments that has larger ramifications and guides his party leaders, said a source.
Shiv Sena's Kalaben Delkar won by 51,269 votes against the BJP candidate Mahesh Gavit. D
In his weekly column 'Rokhthok' in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Raut, who is the executive editor of the Marathi daily, said the opposition party (BJP) in Maharashtra has "crossed all limits".
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The BJP leaders defended Narayan Rane saying his language is like late Balasaheb Thackeray so people should understand it.
The incident took place at Padgha toll plaza in Thane around 10.30 pm on Wednesday when Congress MLA Hiraman Khoskar was returning to Nashik from Mumbai.
The deliberations within the Sena are currently revolving around two options viz. to stay with BJP and increase stake in the government and to make Aaditya the CM with the help of Congress and NCP.
The BJP had won both these seats in 2014.
The ED had opposed his bail plea last year owing to the possibility of the probe being influenced, after which the plea was turned down.
An NCP spokesperson denied the allegation, pointing out that Ambedkar's own party was part of the ruling coalition in Maharashtra during the period he was referring to.